Special education

The new movie Night School passes my test

Students with special needs deserve respect and jobs like everyone else

School founder Vera Triplett holds a potential future student while chatting with current students Joelia Simmons and Langston Kali.

These schools are opening their arms to special education students. Can they afford it?

Noble Minds appeals to kids with disabilities with therapy, social-emotional classes and a no-suspensions disciplinary policy

Brady Lafleur completes a puzzle in a specialized classroom at the old McDonogh 35 Senior High School facility.

Brady’s room: One family navigates special education in New Orleans

Brady LaFleur, who has autism and Down syndrome, needs a new space to accommodate him, and the school district isn’t going to find it for him.

During the 2015-16 school year, 113 days of school were missed due to suspensions for every 100 black students with disabilities enrolled in a Mississippi school.

Why are these Mississippi students missing so much school?

Discipline for students with disabilities is leading to too much time out of school, report says

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.

Coral Springs, FL — The memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.

STUDENT VOICE: Don’t blame autism for the Florida school shooting

Special-needs teen explains why people with disabilities are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators

OPINION: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators

Is this the lifeline that can keep at-risk students in the system?


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STUDENT VOICE: How one youth with a disability discovered he was so much more than that

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Peter O'Halloran checks supplies at his job. O'Halloran works full-time at a nonprofit in Philadelphia.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

Many former special education students struggle to find good-paying jobs, and high schools are partly to blame